Support pouring in for the protesters who have gathered at Marina Beach in Chennai since Tuesday. As more and more people join the protest and colleges remain shut, the unions have also now decided to go on a strike and join the protests.
The Tamil film fraternity, auto and taxi unions and vendors have decided to go on a strike on Friday to join the protest at Marina Beach. The Madras High Court Advocates Body has also decided to boycott work on Friday to join the protest.
Not just Chennai, the protests are also taking place in other parts of Tamil Nadu as well as other parts of the country. On Thursday, the agitation also reached national capital Delhi. PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss sat in support of Jallikattu outside PM residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg and was detained by the police. “Prime Minister refuses to meet me. I don’t have any other way but to sit outside his house till he meets me,” Ramadoss said.
A group of students, too, gathered outside the Tamil Nadu Bhawan in New Delhi and raised slogans demanding the ban on Jallikattu be lifted. Students of Amity University, Delhi University and other colleges circulated messages over Whatsapp and social media and gathered outside the Tamil Nadu Bhawan in the national capital. There are reports that protests may be staged at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi too.
With no solution coming out of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, protesters have refused to budge. Protesters say they will continue their agitation till the ban on Jallikattu is lifted through an ordinance.